The latest batch of NFL rumors include one that states the Tennessee Titans have made a contract offer to Chris Canty, who was shockingly cut by the New York Giants last week. The Titans haven’t had a stud defensive lineman since Albert Haynesworth, but appear to at least be trying to fix that. A Tennessee newspaper reported that the 30-year-old Canty visited the Titans this week, but didn’t make any sort of commitment. Another national newspaper reported that Canty visited the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, so now he apparently has options.
While with the Giants, Canty was part of arguably the NFL‘s best pass rush and would fit nicely in the Titans’ 4-3 defensive scheme, which is exactly what New York runs. Of course, Canty has played in both the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes, so he’s really not limited as to which team he could play for, albeit he’s only been rumored to have a serious shot with the Titans and Chiefs at this point.
Tennessee would definitely benefit from Canty’s presence; the Titans had a top 10 pass rush last year, statistically, but their fans will argue that it doesn’t matter considering their 6-10 record. That pass rush may look decent on paper, but the Titans’ overall defense doesn’t, ranking 24th in total yards allowed last season. Canty would definitely make a good addition if the Titans did indeed offer him a deal.